the fist Vv-a.206 muṭṭhī katvā gaṇhāti to take by making a fist, i.e. clutch tightly, clenching one’s fist Ja.vi.331
■ muṭṭhiṃ akāsi he made a fist (as sign) Ja.vi.364. As-˚ often meaning “handful.”- ācariya- muṭṭhi close-fistedness in teaching, keeping things back from the pupil DN.ii.100; SN.v.153; Ja.ii.221, Ja.ii.250; Vv-a.138; Snp-a.180, Snp-a.368. kuṇḍaka˚; handful of rice powder Vv-a.5; Dhp-a.i.425 taṇḍula˚; handful of rice Pv-a.131. tila˚; do. of tilaseeds Ja.ii.278. paṃsu˚; do. of soil Ja.vi.405. ritta˚ an empty fist Snp-a.306 = Dhp-a.iv.38 (˚sadisa alluding to ignorance).
- -yuddha fist-fight, boxing DN.i.6.
- -sammuñjanī “fistbroom” a short broom Dhp-a.ii.184.
Vedic muṣṭi, m. f. Does defn “muṭ; = maddane” at Dhtm.125 refer to muṭṭhi?